b'An Entrepreneurial SpiritMany Greenwood grads share a desire to strike out on their own. Meet two alumni who have taken the plunge and started their own businesses.r JACKIE BEALE 06Jackie Beale is a commercial, sport and lifestyle photographer.Photography has always been a space that interested Jackie, but it wasnt initially where she saw her career. She pursued a degree in Environmental Design at OCAD University after she graduated from Greenwood, but the advent of apps like Instagram started her shift back to her camera. Using social media as an outlet to share our unique perspectives reeled me back in, she says.Jackie has put long hours into building up her reputation as a photographer, and her work has since taken her all over the world. She has worked with brands including Nike, Ford and lululemon, and has photographed athletes like Maria Sharapova and Morgan Rielly. She is also involved in all aspects of many projects, from developing the concept and creative to casting the shoot, not to mention the photography itself.Jackie loves what she does because of the opportunities it provides her to connect to so many different people, situations and experiences. A camera is truly a catalyst for adventure and a gateway to conversation, she says. Being a sole proprietor is not without its difficulties, however. The challenges come from being my own boss, combating the perfectionist mindset, and establishing healthy work-life balances, Jackie says. But the glory of being able to do what I love is enhanced by its ever-so-present challenges, and I wouldnt trade it for anything.Jackie credits Greenwood with helping to prepare her for her career path. My time at Greenwood encouraged me to think outside of the box, and to never feel like I was confined by a box, she says.See Jackies work at jackiebeale.com or on Instagram @jacbeale.Jackie loves what she does because of the opportunities it provides her to connect to so many different people, situations and experiences.16 evergreen Nov. 2021'